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Smart contracts platform Symbiont has announced the appointment of Maureen O'Hara to its board of advisors.

Currently chairman of the board of directors of Investment Technology Group – a multinational financial markets technology firm – and former advisor of the Office of Financial Research in the US Treasury, O'Hara will be joined by Dr Keith B Jarrett; a founding executive of Thomson Financial, now known as Thomson Reuters.

Mark Smith, CEO and founder of Symbiont, added:

"Blockchain technology and smart securities will help restore trust in the markets, so it is imperative to convert this early momentum into practical solutions that solve real problems. Adding seasoned FinTech leaders like Maureen and Keith is perfectly timed and we're excited to have them join our advisory board."

O'Hara's and Jarrett's appointments, the company said, will help guide it in areas of market structure and the adoption of disruptive technologies.

The announcement comes after Symbiont, which closed a $1.25m seed funding round in June, issued its first smart security in August.

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